I began this BRUNS list with incorrect information. I'm sorry and I would like to add the information that I found on the NYC census for 1850. My g-g-grandfather, was Martin BRUNS, not Herman. He was born in Germany. He married a NY woman named Hester and owned a brass foundary. They had at least 8 children: Henry b. abt. 1828 Thomas"1830 Charles"1832 Martin b. 10 Aug 1833 (my g-grandfather) Ann b. abt1837 Jennett"1839 Herman"1842 Hester"1845 If any of these names look familiar, please E-Mail me.